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Energy 22-08-2022

Germany’s Scholz visits Canada to build ‘reliable network’

Chancellor Scholz began his inaugural trip to Canada on Sunday (21 August) to intensify cooperation between the two countries after a clash in July over the maintenance of a turbine aimed for the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline.
Energy 20-07-2022

Putin warns of Nord Stream 1 gas capacity cuts over turbine repairs

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday (20 July) that capacity of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, the single largest link for Russian gas supplies to Europe, could be further reduced due to slow progress in equipment maintenance.
Energy 18-07-2022

Russian gas supplies to EU drop via all routes, except TurkStream

Russian gas supplies have dropped via major routes, including via Ukraine and Belarus and through Nord Stream 1 under the Baltic Sea. The only route unaffected brings gas to Russia's  European friends – Serbia and Hungary.
G20 15-07-2022

G20 finance chiefs meet as Indonesia warns of energy, food catastrophe

Group of 20 finance ministers from top economies met in Indonesia Friday for talks on the fallout from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, with the host warning them failure to tackle energy and food crises would be catastrophic.
Energy 14-07-2022

Gazprom says it cannot guarantee safe operation of Nord Stream 1 pipeline

Kremlin-controlled energy giant Gazprom said on Wednesday (13 July) it could not guarantee the safe operation of a critical part of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline because of doubt over the return of a turbine from Canada.
Global Europe 11-07-2022

Ukraine cries foul as Canada sends Nord Stream 1 turbine to Germany

Ukraine's energy and foreign ministries said on Sunday (10 July) they were "deeply disappointed" by Canada's decision to hand back to Germany a gas turbine needed for the Nord Stream 1 pipeline.
Europe's East 08-07-2022

Canada to return Nord Stream 1 turbine to Germany in blow to Ukraine

Germany on 8 July confirmed it received a positive signal from Canada regarding the delivery of a turbine needed for the maintenance of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, but could not say that the turbine had been delivered.
Energy 23-06-2022

G7 to discuss gas turbine needed by Germany, blocked in Canada by sanctions

The G7 will discuss the fate of a Russian turbine blocked in Canada and blamed for reducing gas supplies to Germany, though the bloc may not reach a solution by the end of the meeting, Canada's Natural Resources Minister said.
Coronavirus 27-05-2022

Even with a TRIPS waiver, outcomes are still uncertain

An agreement at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on a waiver of intellectual property (IP) rights on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments would not have an automatic effect as governments would still need to work on its implementation, says a WTO official.
Global Europe 09-05-2022

Trudeau: World determined to make sure Putin loses in Ukraine

The world will do everything possible to ensure that Russian President Vladimir Putin loses his war in Ukraine, including keeping Moscow under sanctions for years, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said late on Sunday (8 May).
Global Europe 28-04-2022

Putin warns West of lightning retaliation; sanctions batter Russian economy

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of lightning-fast retaliation if countries interfere in Ukraine as European leaders accused Russia of "blackmail" over its cuts to gas supplies.
Global Europe 22-04-2022

UK and Canada protest Russia’s ‘perverse’ participation in IMF meeting

British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and his Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland walked out of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting in Washington to protest the invasion of Ukraine when Russia's delegate spoke on Thursday (21 April).
Brexit 25-03-2022

New battle looms on hormone treated beef in UK/Canada trade talks

Canada has promised to put its hormone treated beef on the UK market after the two sides began talks on a new trade pact on Thursday (24 March).
Energy 25-03-2022

Canada will boost oil exports to replace Russian energy

Canada announced Thursday (24 March) it will boost oil exports by about 5% to help address supply shortages faced by allies shunning Russian energy after Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
Europe's East 01-03-2022

Americans, Canadians answer Ukraine call for ‘international legion’

A Texas software developer and a cook in British Columbia are among dozens of Americans and Canadians answering Ukraine's call for foreign volunteers to fight Russia's invasion.
Global Europe 15-02-2022

Canada’s Trudeau invokes emergency powers in bid to end protests

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday (14 February) activated rarely used emergency powers in an effort to end protests that have shut some US border crossings and paralyzed parts of the capital.
Elections 10-02-2022

Waving Canadian flags, French ‘freedom convoy’ heads to Brussels

Protesters set out from southern France in what they call a "freedom convoy" that will converge on Paris and Brussels to demand an end to COVID-19 restrictions, inspired by demonstrators who have blocked a Canadian border crossing.
China 09-12-2021

Western diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics widens

Britain, Canada and Australia on Wednesday (8 December) joined the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics in February, prompted by what the Western allies argue are widespread rights abuses by China.
Global Europe 03-12-2021

US, allies ratchet up the economic pressure against Belarus

The United States and its allies, including the European Union, on Thursday (2 December) imposed sanctions against dozens of individuals and entities in Belarus in a coordinated move to escalate punitive action against President Alexander Lukashenko and his government.
China 27-09-2021

Huawei executive release offers chance to reset relations – Chinese state media

The release of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is an opportunity for a reboot of bilateral relations with the United States and Canada but "toxic political rhetoric" could still "poison" the atmosphere", Chinese state media said.
Global Europe 22-09-2021

Trudeau begins third term weakened at helm of Canada minority government

Justin Trudeau's snap election gamble has landed the Canadian leader back at square one: reelected without a majority, the liberal prime minister will once more need backing from opposition rivals to govern.
Global Europe 24-08-2021

Canada’s Trudeau leaves door open to Taliban sanctions as G7 meet looms

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left the door open to sanctions on the Taliban Monday (23 August), noting that the Islamist group that now controls Afghanistan remains a “terrorist entity.” “Canada already recognizes, and has for long, that the Taliban...
EU-China 11-08-2021

EU condemns sentencing of Canadian for spying in China

The European Union on Wednesday decried the jailing of Canadian businessman Michael Spavor for 11 years in China for spying, saying he had been denied a "fair trial".
Climate change 08-07-2021

North America heat wave ‘virtually impossible’ without climate change: study

A record-breaking heat wave that hit the western United States and Canada at the end of June would have been "virtually impossible" without human-caused climate change, according to an analysis by a group of leading climate scientists.